The push by a number of prominent Democrats to completely politicize the impeachment process could backfire for them in the midterms, David Axelrod, the political adviser who helped elect Barack Obama to the Presidency in 2008, said on Sunday.
His comments came in a tweet one day before the FBI raided the offices of President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen:
Dems should NOT commit to impeachment unless & until there’s a demonstrable case for one.
It is not just a matter of politics. It’s a matter of principle.
If we “normaiize” impeachment as a political tool, it will be another hammer blow to our democracy.https://t.co/vTcaDfknlC
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) April 8, 2018
On Tuesday, the day after that raid, Axelrod sent out a tweet with a more nuanced view of the “rush to impeachment.”
I’ve spent the past 24 hours beating back the rush to impeachment. If @POTUS were to fire Mueller or Rosenstein, my view and the view of many others would change. https://t.co/vP43lVQEBX
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) April 10, 2018
Far left billionaire Tom Steyer, who has dedicated $30 million to electing a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives for the express purpose of impeaching President Trump, thinks virtually any action taken by the President is an impeachable offense:
Let's be clear: Trump has already committed 8 impeachable offenses. What are we waiting for? If you haven't signed on yet, now is the time. https://t.co/xLZe31ulzC https://t.co/KeNgoh4kWB
— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) April 8, 2018
Read more at Breitbart.